Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford T.1 off RAF Dalcross: 1 killed

Accident description

  • Apr 1, 1952
  • DF467
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Training
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Dalcross - Dalcross
  • Dalcross AFB, Inverness-shire
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • Shortly after takeoff from RAF Dalcross, while in initial climb, the pilot lost control of the aircraft that crashed into the Moray Firth, few hundred yards off shore. The aircraft sank and the pilot was killed. He was engaged in a local training sortie.
  • It is believed that the loss of control was caused by an aerodynamic stall.